2nd Annual Bayou BBQ Bash - "Morgan City Under the Bridge"

Bayou BBQ Bash, Sanctioned BBQ Competition,

"Morgan City Under the Bridge" - Slated for July 20, 2013

The 2nd Annual Bayou BBQ Bash, “Morgan City Under the Bridge” will take place on July 20, 2013, in downtown Morgan City on the corner of Second and Greenwood Streets.

This will be an IBCA Sanctioned State Championship BBQ Competition with the following food categories: pork spare ribs, brisket, and/or chicken. Competitors must cook all three food categories to be qualified for the Grand Champion prize. There will also be a Corporate Cooking Team Throw Down Challenge for bragging rights for the Best Corporate Company Cooking Team in St. Mary Parish. Teams are not allowed to cook with gas cookers. Competitors can begin cooking after their meats have been inspected. Cooks will start turning in their meats at 12 noon on Saturday, July 20th, and an award ceremony will take place at 4:30 pm.

Also, on July 20th there will be BBQ competitions for kids, Kids Q, for the following age groups: 13 – 15 years old will cook chicken legs and 12 years & under will cook pork chops. Food categories will be provided for the kids competing, and they will turn in one of their meats to be judged. Entry fee is $10.00 and each age group is limited to the first 15 entries. For additional information and rules visit www.stmarychamber.com or www.cajuncoast.com/bbqbash to download an entry form.

On Saturday, July 20th, there will be other events taking place throughout the day for everyone to enjoy, including, Arts & Crafts Booths from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Quilters Guild Booth from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Live Music beginning at 12 noon, a Kids Zone. The Children’s Miracle Network, St. Mary Chamber of Commerce, Morgan City Family Church, and Extreme Sports will each have food booths set up selling BBQ Bash Sampler Plates from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Tickets for the sampler plates will be pre-sold only for $7.00 each and can be purchased at the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce office, 727 Myrtle Street in Morgan City. In addition to the sampler plates the Episcopal Church of Morgan City will serve hot dogs and soft drinks, and there will be a beer booth set up for guests.

This contest will be an International Barbecue Cookers Association's competition. IBCA’s purpose is to develop and encourage fair competitive barbeque cooking internationally, while giving competitive cookers the peace of mind when their product is placed in the judging area. IBCA rules will apply and can be looked up at www.ibcabbq.org.

This event is organized by the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce, and there will be a Business After Hours, “Meet the Cook,” on July 18, 2013, from 6 to 8 pm at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Morgan City. Food and refreshments will be served. For more information, sponsorship opportunities, or entry forms contact 985-384-3830, visit www.stmarychamber.com, or www.cajuncoast.com/bbqbash.